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Warner Pathé NewsNews Magazine of the Screen, The (Vol. 1, Issue 6) (1951/02/00)

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Newsreel stories reformatted for classroom use. Segments include: United Nations Condemns Red China (on the Korean War); General Eisenhower Surveys Atlantic Pact Defenses; Air News; The 82nd U.S. Congress Opens; humorous scientific demonstration on properties of liquid air; skiers on Mt. Hood, Oregon; waterskiiers at Cypress Gardens, Florida; Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, delivered by an actor impersonating Lincoln (a similar but shorter sequence appears in the film FREEDOM HIGHWAY, 1955).

This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives

Producer: Warner Pathé News
Sponsor: N/A
Audio/Visual: Sd, B&W
Keywords: Newsreels; Korean War

Creative Commons license: Public Domain

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Reviewer: Spuzz - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - December 19, 2003
Subject: Bela Lugosi drinks liquid oxygen while fighting off the Commies in Congress!
In this collection..

The UN condemns China for being an agressor. Nice footage of the 1950's UN is shown as they vote.
Ike goes to Europe in the next segment to get support from the Europeans for the war against Communism. Quite interesting, especially if you compare it to the more recent 'war'. Anyways, the trip is successful, everyone (except the Italians, those fascists!) likes Ike.
A variety of Air clips are shown next. We first get a glimpse of new russian planes, they're almost as fast as thr US ones! uh oh! After this, battle footage is shown with the planes as they shoot korean planes out of the sky! yay!
Next, the US Congress opens for a brand new session. Very interesting segment, as we see some congressmen new and old, some familiar and not, including LBJ.
Next one crazy doctor plays around with liquid oxygen, drinking it (very good idea) making rubber tubing solid, and of course making explosives out of it, nearly setting some of his students on fire! Good grief.
2 great sporting features are shown next. First, skiiers (and a dog) on Mount hood are shown boarding this massive bus like tram to get to the top of Mount hood. Not really a gondola, the thing looks like a bus. It's funny watching the wires reel from the weight of this thing. After that, a great boat race is shown, where single boats are shown flying through the air and sea. Totally alarming footage. lol
Finally an actor playing Abraham Lincoln (but looking a lot like Bela Lugosi) narrates the Gettysburg address. Meh.
Pretty Up and Down collection this time.


VS delegates at United Nations political committee session vote on
resolution / General Matthew Ridgway studies war map in war zone /
American infantry soldiers advance through snow covered landscape,
battle front, Korea
(UN forces counterattack, slowing down Chinese and North Korean troops
penetrating south of Seoul, Korean War - January, 1951)

President Harry S Truman, Secretary of State, Dean Acheson, Secretary
of Defense, George C Marshall, at airport with departing General Dwight Eisenhower who speaks (SYNC-SOUND / General Eisenhower shakes hands with
President Vincent Auriol of France / smiling Eisenhower, seated at large
round table filled with government officials / Eisenhower arrives
airport in Holland / Eisenhower; motorcade and meeting with officials in
Denmark / Aerial of London...Eisenhower meets and shakes hands with
General Bernard Montgomery / aerial of Rome...Eisenhower meets and shakes
hands with statesmen in Italy / Eisenhower meets General John McCloy...
reviews military parade / Eisenhower and wife, Mamie Eisenhower, debark
airplane, winter weather...greeted by President Harry Truman at airport /
Eisenhower reports on his mission to Europe; congressmen fill theatre to
hear and applaud BG, Sam Rayburn (Eisenhower; SYNCH-SOUND)
(President Truman appointed Eisenhower as first head of NATO and sent him
overseas to get the allied organization started - January, 1951)

0:40:30 - AIR NEWS
VS Russian bombers and jet fighter airplanes shown in flight, on
captured film footage.
VS US Navy jets (Panthers) take off from aircraft carrier, engage two MIG's
in dog fight over North Korea, shoot one down, then return to carrier
VS US Air Force F-86 (Sabre-jet) shoots down MIG plane over North Korea.

WS Washington DC, Capitol Building and Mall / Series of brief shots of
Senators: Earle Clements, Willis Smith, Thomas Hennings, John Pastore,
Mike Monroney, George Smathers, Russell Long, Tom Connally, Ernest
McFarland, Lyndon Johnson (Senate Whip), Frank Carlson, Everett Dirksen,
John Butler, Eugene Millikin, Robert Taft, and Kenneth Wherry...
Congressional leaders: John McCormack, Sam Rayburn, and J Percy Priest /
VS workers repairing and rebuilding EXT & INT Capitol Building / Speaker of
House, Sam Rayburn, and Republican Minority Leader, Joseph Martin, convene
House of Representatives into opening session / President Harry S Truman
speaks to joint session of Congress - showing new reconstructed rostrum and
great marble rostrum of past / WS Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial,
and Capitol

0:45:40 - SCIENCE
Physics professor at University of Toronto gives class demonstration on
properties of liquid air. His lecture is more in the way of a vaudeville
act filled with sight gags and the class reaction is animated with
rollicking good humor

0:48:26 - SPORTS
VS bus-like tramway filled with skiers ascends Mt. Hood like a cable car /
VS skiers, downhill on snow covered slopes
VS speedboats race through waterway course filled with hazards
(steeplechase). Great action shots of boats going over hurdles
(some in SLO MO)...and one shot of boats criss-crossing in mid air as if about to collide

Actor impersonates Lincoln. Makes the famous speech. The night before, he
requests to hear band play Dixie / American flag, waves /This material, with some omissions,
appears in the film FREEDOM HIGHWAY (Jerry Fairbanks Productions for Greyhound Lines, 1955)


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